"Live view with smz800 microscope" Sun 03-Mar-13 03:07 AM by pittendrigh
I have a Nikon D7000 and a Nikon SMZ800 microscope with "trinocular head," so I can shoot photos through the microscope.
Focusing through the range finder is possible but difficult.
Live view on the camera's LCD screen is a better way to focus, at least when it works. In live view I an examine the lcd screen with a hand held magnifier while manually focusing the microscope, slowly and accurately.
However, the live view only shows a well-illuminated image for 3-5 seconds, and then dims significantly. When the live view dims I can still see the image, but not well enough to focus.
Setting or re-setting the display brightness does not seem to help. I have never seen this LCD screen dimming happen when connected to a camera lens. Only when connected to the microscope.
I can struggle on with the range finder. But the LCD screen is essentially useless. Unless there is a way to fix this.